Lynda Carter LLc

Although trained as a general TCM practitioner I have special interests and emphasis in treating the following conditions:

Pain – because acupuncture offers hope when other avenues have been unsuccessful, or the side effects of the treatment carry their own risks. Hundreds of studies have shown that acupuncture can be remarkably helpful in the management and relief of pain. It has been shown to decrease prostaglandins (pain chemicals), reduce inflammation and increase blood flow to the painful area which is one of the main ways that the body heals itself.

Women’s Health, especially the management of menopause and perimenopause, weight loss. I have also had experience and the privilege in working with younger women’s fertility support and labor preparation.

Gut Health – good health and good mood rely on a healthy gut. Everyone and every condition needs digestive support.

Mind and mood including ADHD in children and adults, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I treat with acupuncture, herbs, and food to help your body and mind be in their best state for healing.

Lynda favors the Japanese Meridian style of acupuncture; based on the Classics, which is gentle and comprehensive.

I also favor Japanese Acupuncture for so many reasons and am always happy to geek out about it. In a nutshell, however, I love it because it is so gentle, sophisticated, and artful. I appreciate the commitment and loyalty to Classical Chinese Medicine literature (which is what the Japanese style actually emphasizes).  At times I like to add the Balance Method and Master Tung, also Classical styles and based on the Meridian systems like Japanese Acupuncture. 

Nutrition Therapy is vital, in my opinion, as Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine is said to have stated: “Let food be your medicine and medicine your food”. I teach a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet and Lifestyle in combination with or modified by the ancient Indian Ayurvedic nutrition and the Dao of Eating (ancient Chinese nutrition). I do this because modern science shows what we need to be consuming in terms of macro and micronutrients but may lack some of the wisdom of taking seasons, body type, age, etc into consideration which is something the traditional diets are so strong in.

Growing up amidst the beauty of South Africa, surrounded by horses, Lynda Carter first became interested in holistic healing by witnessing her mother’s success in treating their beloved animals with homeopathy. When she was young, her interests lead her to study Anthroposophy, Bach Flower remedies, herbs, and nutrition. When living in Mauritius and India, Lynda took an interest in the Ayurvedic system of natural medicine and dedicated herself to learning its secrets. Her thirst for learning more about natural methods of healing continued when she moved to the United States in 2004. It is here that she realized her dream of becoming a healer by earning a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She obtained her degree at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and is board certified by the California Board of Acupuncture. Lynda favors Japanese Meridian style of acupuncture; based on the Classics, which is gentle and comprehensive.

Lynda, and her husband of 23 years, along with 3 kids, 3 dogs, and 3 cows, oversees, operates, and lives on their twenty-acre family farm in Escondido, CA. They produce organic vegetables and herbs; as well as cruelty-free (Ahimsa) dairy. She uses her decades of wisdom and experience of growing, and using herbs, to heal family and friends.